Volume 76, Number 1, October 2006
|Page(s)||29 - 35|
|Section||Atomic and molecular physics|
|Published online||25 August 2006|
Microscopic laser-driven high-energy colliders
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik - Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Accepted: 7 August 2006
The concept of a laser-guided collider in the single-femtosecond and high-energy regime is presented and its feasibility discussed. Ultra-intense laser pulses and strong static magnetic fields are employed to unite in one stage the electron and positron acceleration and their microscopic coherent collision in the GeV regime. We show that such coherent collisions yield a very large enhancement of the luminosity as compared to conventional incoherent colliders.
PACS: 34.50.Rk – Laser-modified scattering and reactions / 41.75.Jv – Laser-driven acceleration / 36.10.Dr – Positronium, muonium, muonic atoms and molecules
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